Korean pitcher lands $25-M MLB bid - report


Posted at Nov 10 2012 05:12 PM | Updated as of Nov 11 2012 01:12 AM

South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has landed a $25 million bid from an undisclosed Major League Baseball (MLB) club, according to local media reports on Saturday.

The MLB team have 30 days to negotiate a contract with the Hanwha Eagles player, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Media reports suggest the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers were interested in signing the 25-year-old left-hander.

"I'd like to thank the Eagles and my manager Kim Eung-yong for their faith and support," Ryu was quoted as saying by the report.

"I will make sure to prepare as hard as I can so that I can be an inspiration to young ball players." (Writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)